baby foods for 6-months-old

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At or around 6-months old, your baby is likely ready to being their solid-foods eating journey. Beech-Nut® offers many different jars, pouches, and infant cereals, so you can choose the solid foods that are right for you and your baby! According to the USDA’s Dietary Guidelines for Americans, 6 months of age is also the time to start exposing infants to potential food allergens, such as dairy and eggs. Contact your pediatrician if you have questions about starting solids.

How do I know what to feed my 6-month old?

At 6 months of age, your baby is likely ready to start solids, according to the USDA’s Dietary Guidelines for Americas. The USDA also advises that 6-month-olds are ready to be exposed to potential food allergens. Read here for more on this advice.
For ideas and inspiration on what to feed your 6-month old, check out our 6-month old meal plan on our blog!

What feeding stage is my 6-month old in?

At 6-months old, we recommend feeding your baby any of our stage 2 foods. This stage is designed to meet the needs of babies around 6-months and older, and consists of multi-ingredient purees that are less watery than stage 1 purees and infant cereals.

How should I feed my 6-month old infant cereal?

Our infant cereals should be prepared by mixing the dry cereal with water, breastmilk, formula, purees, or any other age-appropriate and safe liquid. Once prepared, feed the cereal in small spoonfuls to baby when they are seated and upright.
Do not serve mixtures from a baby bottle as that might increase choking hazards.
Do not mix with cow’s milk, as babies stomachs are not yet ready for this liquid.

Is my baby ready for multiple ingredient purees?

Typically, around 6 months, babies begin eating smooth purees made up of one or two ingredients. Once you and your pediatrician have determined that your infant is ready for the next stage, they may begin to eat Stage 2 purees, which may be thicker and made of more ingredients. Be sure to consult your pediatrician before introducing new foods or entering a new feeding stage to help ensure your baby is ready.